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Screening for Major Depressive Disorder Among Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (Number 116)

Citation

Hoffman, V., McClure, E., McKeeman, J. I., Wood, C., Middleton, J. C., Skinner, A. C., ... Viswanathan, M. (2016). Screening for Major Depressive Disorder Among Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (Number 116). (Evidence Synthesis; No. 13-05192-EF-1). Rockville, MD: Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Abstract

The USPSTF found adequate evidence that screening instruments for depression can accurately identify MDD in adolescents aged 12 to 18 years in primary care settings. The USPSTF found no studies of screening instruments for depression in children aged 11 years or younger in primary care (or comparable) settings and concluded that the evidence is inadequate.